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Hamilton, KS Tornado, Oct 1903

Emporia, Kans., October 7, - - Three persons killed outright, two fatally injured and fourteen others more or less seriously hurt, with enormous property loss, is the net result of tornadoes that prevailed near Hamilton, Greenwood county, and near Aliceville, Coffey county, Kans., last night. . . . Wires were prostrated and the extent of the storm was not learned until late today. The list of casualties may yet be incomplete.

The Dead Near Hamilton.
EDITH BAILEY, daughter of W. E. Bailey
MR. GILHAM, father of Mrs. John Bailey

The Injured Near Hamilton.
W. E. Bailey, two sons, two daughters; one son, Ollie, fatally hurt.
H. Berlin, wife and child.
E. S. Manis and wife.

Heavy rain and wind storms were general all over Kansas last night. With the exception of those near Hamilton and Aliceville and vicinity, however, only minor damage was done.

The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA, 8 Oct 1903

article | by Dr. Radut